Robert BernardMartin, 4 April 1985
Show More The Collected Letters of William Morris. Vol. I: 1848-1880 edited by Norman Kelvin.
Princeton, 626 pp., £50.30, April 1984, 0 691 06501 2Show More
“... When he first heard of William Morris’s death, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt wrote in his diary, ‘He is the most wonderful man I have known,’ then added more equivocally: ‘unique in this, that he had no thought for anything or person, including himself, but only for the work he had in hand.’ This handsome new edition of Morris’s letters does not entirely answer our natural question of how a man so often apparently unmoved by other persons should have had the explosive creative energy to become famous as poet, artist, decorator, printer, manufacturer and socialist ...”